FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

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FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby Midcoast Vintage » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:08 pm

Granted, this is not coin-operated, but most of us coin-op collectors appreciate unusual items.
You just don't see these every day.
long story short:
I have items in a local antique mall. subsequently, I have to put in 4 hours a week as part of the booth rent agreement.
A girl comes into the mall with some mediocre items to see if we were interested in buying them.
no one was, but she had a couple things i was interested in.
we made a deal, and i asked what else she had.
she asked well, what kind of thing do you like?
i replied" i like unusual things."
she replied, "I HAVE A 2 HEADED CALF...IS THAT UNUSUAL ENOUGH?"
I REPLIED YES... IT SURE IS....WHERE IS IT?
she said it was at her house, and, she would go get it.
i figured she had the cash from the items i had already paid her for, and, that i would never see her again.
20 minutes later, she walks into the mall, and states she has it in her car, and do i want her to bring it in?
uh....NO! i'll come out to look at it (i did not want a bidding war to get going from anyone in the mall!!)
lo and behold... she had one... with documentation.
it had been her grandfathers... it lived 6 days... was exhibited in the 50's & 60's at county fairs and the wisconsin state fair... i remeber seeing this as a kid at the state fair, and, another guy that works at the mall remembers seeing it as a kid at the greene county fair in monroe, wi.
NEEDLESS TO SAY... I BOUGHT IT.
IT IS 36" LONG, AND 24" TALL.
IT IS REAL...NOT A MADE UP DEAL.
IT WAS WRITTEN UP IN THE NEWSPAPER, WHICH I HAVE FOUND ON LINE.
again... not coin-operated, but...DEFINITELY A FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND!
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Re: FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby kentdun » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:53 am

Very cool. Where do you put the nickel in?
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Re: FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby fast_in_muskoka » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:28 am

probably takes two nickels . . .
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Re: FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby tmhatting » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:03 am

Two nickels? That's just silly. It clearly takes two headed coins.
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Re: FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby gamblingman » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:30 am

I'm guessing it would have to be a 2-headed Buffalo nickel....is there such a thing?
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Re: FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby marsonion » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:52 am

Better snatch this one up pronto-- it's a rare double upright with mooosic.
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Re: FANTASTIC FIND OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Postby Midcoast Vintage » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:51 pm

here is a link to one that sold in january:

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/ind ... r_mus.html
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